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Alek Toumi


Alek Baylee Toumi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with specializations in French and Francophone studies, 20th century literature Camus-Sartre, theater, French civilization and language and culture. He has taught at Lawrence University, Middlebury College, Louisiana State University, Bates College and Franklin and Marshall College.

Toumi has published a series of articles and book reviews on French and Francophone issues, as well as nine books, among them Maghreb Divers, on the problem of French language in post colonial North Africa, Albert Camus: Aujourd ‘hui, and Albert Camus Précurseur: Méditerranée d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. A poet and playwright, he is the author of the Sartre-Beauvoir trilogy “Madah-Sartre”, “Taxieur” and “De Beauvoir à beau voile” (on the question of veil, school and secularism), as well as “Albert Camus: entre la mère et l’injustice”. The English version of Madah-Sartre was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2007 while the French version has been reedited by Editions du Marais in Canada in 2009.


  • University Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (2012)
Professor of French

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Ph.D. - French and Francophone Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Advanced Conversation and Composition
Culture Clash: The Franco-American Experience (cinema and society through modern films)
Introduction to French Literature
Modern French Theater